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Banned Books and
Every year, books in the U.S. and around the world are challenged. Some of
the challenged books are banned, some aren't. The punishment for ignoring
these bans range from almost nonexistent to severe. Here are some sites that
deal with who bans these books, and why.
Banned Books and Censorship from
Here at Suite 101, the editors have brought the issue of banning books and
general censorship into the broad daylight. No more hiding for us! We invite
you to read our articles, and open your mind to what banning books and censorship
does and does not do to ourselves, our families, our workplace, and our communities.
Banned Books and Censorship:
Information and Resources
Most would-be book banners act with what they consider to be the highest motives
-- protecting themselves, their families and communities from perceived injustices
and evil and preserving the values and ideals they would have the entire society
embrace. The result, however, is always and ever the denial of another's right
to read. This Web page is offered in support of our basic right to read guaranteed
in the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Discover resources on ancient mysteries, human origins, free thought, religion,
spirituality, freedom, health, new science, UFOs and conspiracies at Banned-Books.com.
Read about books banned by authorities, books deemed unfit for youth, books
banned for use in an educational context, and more.
Banned Books Month
at the MIT Press Bookstore
Each year, the MIT Press Bookstore displays a number of banned and challenged
books for sale the month of Banned Books Week (September 26 to October 3).
Discover the intriguing world of literary censorship.
Banned Books Week
Fish in the River of Knowledge - celebrate your freedom to read with the American
Banned Books Week
Read about Banned Books Week 1996 in Texas, where students learned the extent
to which individuals had sought to impose censorship on the local community.
Books Week 2000
Harry Potter awakens the imaginations of adults and has helped to bring children
back to reading. If some people had their way, however, his books would disappear
along with scores of others. As it is, they have stirred up a cauldron of
trouble for him. Indeed, Harrys books were the most frequently challenged
books of 1999, according to the American Library Association (ALA).
Banned Books Week
The message of Banned Books Week is more than the freedom to choose or the
freedom to express ones opinion even if that opinion might be considered
unorthodox or unpopular. The essential message of Banned Books Week is the
importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints
to all who wish to read them.
Banned Books Week 2000
Banned Books Week reminds Americans not to take the precious democratic freedom
for granted. Each year hundreds of books are challenged or asked to be removed
from school or library shelves. Complaints come from parents and others who
believe the books promote witchcraft in children. Challenged titles range
from the Bible and Little Red Riding Hood to John Steinbeck's Of Mice and
- Banned Books
Believe it or not, book banning still exists. It's kind of a quaint notion,
really, that in the midst of the current revolution in information exchange
(not to mention the unfortunate continuing decline in extracurricular reading)
books can still pose a threat to anyone's sense of moral or intellectual security.
But they do.
From September 23rd-30th, 2000, retailers and libraries have blown off the
dust and moved the usual suspects, such as Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in
the Rye, from their Literature sections to displays in the front of their
buildings to show that they're in the vanguard on the fight against censorship.
They're feeling righteous.
A selection of links related to banned books, from the library of a Croatian